Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/11/13
Too many ifs are a bad thing for any sports team going into the season. Franchises that rely on a lot of unknowns coming up rosy traditionally end up disappointed. The Mavericks have their share of variables but one area where the “if” seems like it has a fighting chance to turn out with a positive result is the theory that they will become a solid playoff team if they get a young player or two to make a significant leap forward in his level of play. Wayne Ellington is a prime candidate. The 6-4 guard along with Brandan Wright DeJuan Blair and a few others will get the chance to have breakout seasons this year. And really last season was a bit of a breakthrough for Ellington as well as Wright. In a season when he was traded from Memphis to Cleveland in January Ellington saw his playing time rise with the Cavaliers. He averaged 10.4 points and three rebounds after the trade. For the season he shot better than 39 percent from 3-point range. He sees even better times ahead on a ...
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